Dominican Republic (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Passengers who present a vaccination card no less than 3 weeks after the last dose was placed or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in the Dominican Republic will be exempted from the random test.
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for some countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation required for some travelers.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 26.10.2021
1. Passengers must complete an “Electronic Ticket” at https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/ before boarding. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.
2. Passengers and airline crew arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Spain must have:
– a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 7 years.
3. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Australia, Brazil, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Kuwait, Monaco, Senegal, South Africa, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia or United Kingdom must have:
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 7 years.
4. Passengers arriving from Venezuela must have an authorization obtained from immigration authorities before departure.
5. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival.
6. Passengers and airline crew could be subject to medical screening upon arrival. Details can be found at www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus
7. Airline crew arriving from Australia, Brazil, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Kuwait, Monaco, Senegal, South Africa, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia or United Kingdom without a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival, are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

The Dominican Republic has reopened its borders for land, sea and air.

All foreign citizens can now enter the Dominican Republic for tourism purpose.
 

Lockdown Details

The national State of Emergency and curfew ended on Monday 11 October.

Mask-wearing and social distancing are still mandatory in public spaces and private spaces for public use.

Any large gathering requires a permit from the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS).

As of Monday 18 October, proof of COVID vaccination with at least two doses or a negative PCR test (valid for 7 days after it was taken) will be required to enter any public or private establishments – including schools, universities, workplaces, public transport, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, clubs, shopping malls, stores, casinos, gyms, sports centres, and any other recreation centre. This restriction applies to anyone over 12 years of age who does not possess a special medical exemption from the Ministry of Public Health.

Do not attempt to forge vaccine certification documents. Forgery of vaccination certificate will be taken very seriously and may result in a prison sentence.

Changes to COVID measures may happen at short notice. You should monitor local media and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. You should follow the Dominican rules listed below and check this page and the British Embassy social media channels on Twitter and Facebook regularly for updates.

-it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public
-when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person)
-public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks.
-The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips
-The Dominican Republic authorities will seek to prosecute people and establishments who breach COVID-19 protocols, including those who break quarantine protocols will result in a serious penalty, up to a maximum fine of RD$100,000 and/or prison sentence.

All public spaces and private spaces for public use are limited to 75% capacity and permits from the Ministry of Public Health are required for large events and gatherings.

The sale of alcohol is prohibited after midnight on weekdays, and after 2am on Saturdays and Sundays.

Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Indoor gyms are open with strict COVID protocols.

Social events or activities that involve large gatherings in any area for public use require a permit from the Public Health Ministry. To get this permit, responsible parties should submit a request for authorization in writing, with a minimum of seven days in advance, that must include the general information of the event or activity, including the place, setting, photo of the space and responsible persons. You can submit the request at the Ministry of Public Health’ headquarters or through its Provincial Offices or Health Areas.

Government advice remains that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home.

Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.
 

Sources

https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co